Our next event takes place Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Please join us! The fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.

Meet Our Readers: Maggie Jenkins

            

Maggie Jenkins is a comic, storyteller, writer, runner, and rapper. She performs standup regularly with the kates, a twice-monthly all-female comedy showcase, and has also performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Zanies, Studio BE, and The Lincoln Lodge. Maggie has been a featured storyteller at The Funny Story Show, I Shit You Not, and Story Club, where she was voted the audience favorite.

A three-time Chicago Marathoner, Maggie is co-author of the blog RulesForRunning.com, and she's also one-fourth of She's Crafty, Chicago's all-female Beastie Boys tribute. You can see her with She's Crafty on August 10 at Gallery Cabaret in Bucktown, and telling jokes at the kates on August 31 at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square.

Please join Maggie and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Maggie Jenkins

            

At our July 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk, Bill Breedlove read his short story "Missus Mojo" to a disbelieving crowd, and it sounded just a bit like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov.

Meet Our Readers: Dmitry Samarov

            

Dimitry Samarov by Seth Anderson
Dmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, U.S.S.R., in 1970. He emigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1978.

He got in trouble in 1st grade for doodling on his Lenin Red Star pin and hasn't stopped doodling since.

After a false start at Parsons School of Design in New York, he graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993.

Upon graduation he promptly began driving a cab—first in Boston, then after a time in Chicago—which eventually led to the publication of his illustrated work memoir Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab by University of Chicago Press in 2011.

He has exhibited his work in all manner of bars, coffeeshops, libraries, and even the odd gallery (when he's really hard up).

He paints and writes in Chicago, Illinois. He no longer drives a cab.

Please join Dmitry and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At our June 4th edition of Tuesday Funk, G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive) shared some of his secrets for wooing a sports fan. We only captured part of his performance due to battery issues, but what we did get sounded a lot like this:

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov.

Meet Our Readers: Jac Jemc

            

Jac Jemc
Jac Jemc is the author of the novel My Only Wife and a forthcoming collection of stories, A Different Bed Every Time, both from Dzanc Books. Her chapbook of stories, These Strangers She'd Invited In, was published by Greying Ghost Press.

Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Wag's Revue, Lies/Isle, Big Lucks, and the anthology The Force of What's Possible: Essays of Accessibility and the Avant-Garde. She is a web fiction editor for Hobart and the poetry editor of decomP. You can learn more at jacjemc.com.

Please join Jac and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

Bradley P. Beaulieu is a writer of epic fantasy. His novels have garnered many accolades and most anticipated lists, including two Hotties—the Debut of the Year and Best New Voice—on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination for The Winds of Khalakovo, and more.

In May of 2013, Brad released two new titles: The Flames of Shadam Khoreh, the concluding volume of The Lays of Anuskaya epic fantasy trilogy, and Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories, his premiere short story collection.

Brad also co-hosts "Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans" at www.speculatesf.com. For more, please visit www.quillings.com.

Please join Brad and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Bradley P. Beaulieu

            

At our July 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk, Daniel Kraus did what he swore he'd never do, and gave a reading from his latest novel, Scowler. Our audience that evening was fortunate indeed, and what they heard sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov.

            

At our June 4th edition of Tuesday Funk, Darwyn Jones shared his personal essay "Scairdy Cat," and it sounded just a little like this:

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov.

            

At our June 4th edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host William Shunn was on vacation, and Andrew Huff opted to explain where he was with a haiku:

Despite Tuesday Funk,
Bill is off in Amsterdam
to see Rush. Jealous?

Later in the show, Andrew read two more haiku, remarking on the weather we'd been having:

A nursery rhyme:
Rain, rain, go away. Please don't
ruin Memorial Day.

Beginning of June
isn't normally this cold.
What will July bring?

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov.

Tuesday Funk #60: August 6, 2013

            

Five dozen episodes of Tuesday Funk?! We can hardly believe it ourselves, and to celebrate this startling milestone we've put together a fantastic lineup for you for your listening pleasure. The roster will feature Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jac Jemc, Steven H Silver, Maggie Jenkins, and Dmitry Samarov. Throw in one of our patented Poems by Bill, some Haiku by Andrew, and your pick of cold beers from around the world, and you've got all the ingredients for a hot August night of diamond quality.

The evening gets underway with your hosts William Shunn and Andrew Huff on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early for a table and grab a beer from Mark at the bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay late after for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #60: August 6, 2013

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About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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